Team

We're a close group of team players and world-class advisors that help provide leadership expertise and support, while encouraging new thinking and ideas.

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David VanEgmond

Managing Partner

  • Dave is the Managing Partner of Bettor Capital and founded the firm in 2020
  • Most recently was Head of Strategy & Corp. Dev. at Barstool Sports where he facilitated the sale of a minority stake in the business to Penn National Gaming
  • Previously was EVP and Head of Strategy at FanDuel where he oversaw corporate development including leading the sale of the company to Flutter
  • Began his career as an investment banker with Barclays in Silicon Valley
  • Graduated with a B.B.A. in Finance with an Int'l Business certificate from the University of Notre Dame
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Jake Kleiner

Investment Partner

  • Jake is an Investment Partner at Bettor Capital and joined the firm in 2021
  • Most recently was at U.S. Bank as head of fintech acceleration
  • Previously worked at Vista Equity Partners, investing in software and data businesses
  • Began his career as an investment banker with Barclays in Silicon Valley
  • Graduated with a B.S.B. in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Minnesota
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Peter Heneghan

Senior Associate

  • Peter is an Associate at Bettor Capital and joined the firm in 2021
  • Previously worked as an investment banker at Portico Capital and M. Klein and Company
  • Graduated with a B.B.A. in Finance with a supplementary major in Chinese from the University of Notre Dame


Advisors:


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Melissa Blau

Advisor

  • Melissa Blau has worked in the online gaming and sports betting sector for over 18 years and is the Founder of iGaming Capital, an industry leading consultancy dedicated to working with participants in the US sports betting and iGaming market
  • Melissa currently serves as an advisor to Superbook, Soaring Eagle Casino, Choctaw Nation and Desert Diamond Casino, and previous advisory clients include Hard Rock Seminole, Delaware North, Mystic Lake, Tropicana Entertainment and Paysafe, amongst others
  • Prior to joining the iGaming sector, Melissa was co-founder and General Partner of a $450M MediaTech venture capital fund
  • Melissa graduated with a BA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School
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Julie Haddon

Advisor

  • Julie Haddon is a renowned Marketing executive, who most recently served as SVP of Global Brand and Consumer Marketing for the NFL
  • Oversaw Marketing and Business Development for the DreamWorks Animation unit in Palo Alto, was Head of Consumer Marketing and Global Social Media at eBay, and led SoFi's Marketing efforts as its first marketing leader in 2012
  • Founded The Marketing Farm, a boutique strategy consultancy focused on consumer Media and Tech brands, and as a consultant, was part of the early original team at Twitter in 2008
  • Julie is currently a Board Member of TOCA Football and NuArca Labs NFT, an investor, and an owner of the Chicago Red Stars NWSL women's pro soccer team
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Stephen Kaplan

Advisor

  • Stephen Kaplan is the retired Co-Founder of Oaktree Capital Group LLC, a global alternative investment management firm that was purchased by Brookfield Asset Management in 2019
  • Stephen retired from day to day activities at Oaktree in 2016 to pursue personal investments with a particular emphasis on sports and entertainment and is the Chairman of Nalpak Capital, LLC, the family office that he created with his wife Jean
  • Stephen is the Chairman of D.C. United and serves as Co-Managing Partner of Swansea City Football Club; he is also the founding owner of the eSports organization Immortals Gaming Club and previously served as the Co-Chairman of the Memphis Grizzlies
  • Stephen graduated with a B.S. degree in political science summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law
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Carl Vogel

Advisor

  • Carl Vogel is a leading telecom executive, having served as Vice Chairman of Dish Network and President, CEO and Director of Charter Communications
  • Carl currently is the President and sole stockholder of Bulldog Capital, a private investment firm, and serves as an industry advisor to KKR
  • Carl currently is a Director at AMC Network, Sirius/XM, Shaw Communications and Universal Electronics
  • Carl previously served as Chairman of FanDuel prior to its merger with Flutter Entertainment and continued as a Director post-merger
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Brian Eby

Advisor

  • Brian Eby has worked in the gaming and hospitality sector for over 30 years and is the President of JACK Entertainment, a Cleveland-based gaming company, where he provides strategic direction for the Company and guidance to the JACK leadership team
  • Prior to his role as President Brian held the role of Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations and Chief Innovation Officer at JACK, overseeing corporate departments including Gaming, Innovation and IT
  • Before joining the JACK Entertainment, Brian was the EVP of Operations for Warner Hospitality LLC where he was responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the Company's four tribal gaming properties and business operations, including slots, table games, technology and marketing